Venus’ Naagin to be directed by Hollywood’s Jennifer Lynch


MUMBAI: Hollywood director Jennifer Lynch, daughter of four time Oscar nominee and two times Cannes Film Festival winner, David Lynch, is all set to shoot Hindi language Bollywood film.

Lynch will be directing a film called Naagin–The Snake Woman for Venus Tapes and Records. The film brings back to life the ancient myth concerning the Nag-Naagin relationship.

Lynch’s last film Surveillance starring Bill Pullman and Julia Ormand was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year.

Naagin will star Mallika Sherawat in the title role. Sherawat will be the fourth actress to play Naagin in Hindi cinema after Vyjayantimala, Reena Roy, Sridevi and Manisha Koirala.

The film also stars Irrfan Khan.

Hollywood’s special effects wizard Robert Kurtzman has been roped in to create some unbelievable graphics for the film. Kurtzman, who has worked with the likes Quentine Tarantiono and Robert Rodriquez, has also written From Dusk Till Dawn.

Naagin–The Snake Woman has Vikram Singh and Govind Menon as its co-producers.

Director of photography Madhu Ambat and Hollywood Sound Effects specialist Patrick Girardi are also a part of the project. The shooting starts in various locations and sets, in the last week of July, in a start to finish schedule. Casting is currently on for the rest of the parts in the film.

Producer Ratan Jain says, "Venus films is known for its commercial family entertainers.There is lot of work happening between Hollywood and Bollywood and the film with Jennifer lynch starring Mallika Sherawat is a step towards it. It was a wonderful experience working with Mallika Sherawat in ‘Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam’. And hence it was natural that we take it further. She is a thorough professional. And I hope that with this film, Venus Films will be associated with more International films in the near future."